Susan Hess

If one word could describe my paintings it would be color! Vibrant, bold color sparks my creativity. Inspired by the materials, I specialize in encaustic was painting and watercolor on Yupo (synthetic paper). Although very different mediums both are anchored by color. The both permit translucency, are fluid, and exude a sense of movement. These common elements enable me to integrate the practice of drawing and painting while still allowing for the element of surprise.
Using color and design I strive to transpose the ordinary into an expressive and interpretive image.” My artistic journey is always exciting and my goal is to convey that excitement through color, design, or texture.” – Susan Hess








BA Marywood College


Florida Watercolor Society
Morean Art Center
Florida Craft Art
President,Watercolor Seminars Inc.


Daytona Art League
Kotler Gallery-solo show
Gallery Royale-solo show
Beach Art Center
Gulfcoast Museum of Art
All Florida Show
Imago Art Gallery
Florida Watercolor Show
International Society of Acrylic Painters Florida Show
Gasparilla Art Festival


Signature Member Florida Watercolor Society 2008
Third Place ISAP Florida Show 2008
Pinellas Grant for Professional Artists 2008
Selected Artist for city of Tampa Banner Program 2007
Gasparilla Emerging Artist Award 2007


Festival of the Arts-Inverness, Florida
Beauty and the Beach Art Show-Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
Largo Cultural Arts Show-Largo, Florida
Pinellas County Student Art Show-St. Petersburg, Florida